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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Mar 18, 2011 7:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Please help out a technologically challenged friend :) (non-Dead)

I know next to nothing of torrents, but have found out you can get some GREAT stuff there.

Anyhow, someone did a DVD of Roger Waters doing The Wall. It's fantastic.

And I want to turn it into a DVD so I can watch it on the big screen.

However, I can't, for the life of me, figure out how to do this.

This is supposed to be a two dvd set. The main folder contains sub-folders for Disc one and Disc two. There is a text file, jpegs for the art work, and two MDS files (one for each disc)

When I open the disc folders, I see the following file types...

video_ts.bup
video_ts.ifo
Several .vob files (which I can click on and play)
IFO file
SFK file
SFK0
SFK1

I tried using Sony Vegas to combine the files, but that didn't work. There has to be an easy solution, but...what is it?

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=330615&;page=6#startcomments

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Mar 18, 2011 8:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Please help out a technologically challenged friend :) (non-Dead)

Creating DVDs can be an iffy proposition. The format and files are VERY specific and the disc must be formatted with precision for it to work on any DVD player. The .vob files contain the actual video. All the other files are support files to tell the DVD player how the disc works, menus and navigation etc. EACH disc and its contents should be copied to the new DVD (use a DVD +R disc), like a disc image. Make sure you keep contents for each disc segregated. Results are not guaranteed to work in all DVD players but you may have luck that way. Hope this helps - you may have to make a few "coasters" before you get it right.

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Poster: SpacedAgain Date: Mar 18, 2011 8:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Please help out a technologically challenged friend :) (non-Dead)

If you have Adobe Encore you can rename the VOB files to MPG, import them, and build from a template. It could work the same in another DVD authoring program, even consumer ones.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Mar 19, 2011 5:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your answer here

http://www.archive.org/post/299509/a-little-conversion-help-please

with ImgBurn, 1st step is to "Create image file from files/folders", and 2nd step is to "Write image file to disk"

i've had it installed for eons now, so i can't recall if i've tinkered with the program's settings, but either way, it is the smoothest, easiest, non-commercial program to use to create DVD vids of your files; trust me, you don't need to rename anything, or use any other software, ImgBurn works like a charm

http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Mar 22, 2011 3:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your answer here

Hey everyone, thanks for the responses. This was weird...I didn't get any emails telling me I got a response.

It drove me crazy, but the process turned out to be rather simple. ImgBurn worked GREAT.

All I had to do was

1. Create an AUDIO_TS file to go along with the VIDEO_TS file in the folder for each disc.
2. Use ImgBurn to put it together.

And now it plays on everything!Whoo hooo!

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 19, 2011 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your answer here

Hey Arb, How are things? I'll try to shoot you an email.